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Job Seekers Must Remember This – Tip #35

Steve DiGioia

The only reason a business hires someone is that they have a job that needs to be done and they need someone to do it. If they hire you, you get paid for your efforts. You are not promised lifetime employment, nor do you need to offer it to them.

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How Higher Education is Using AI Chatbots to Improve Student Engagement

Comm100

As higher education institutions look for new ways to engage their students, many are turning away from traditional phone support to invest in accessible and mobile-friendly technologies like live chat.

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The scariest contact center digital transformation pitfalls to avoid

NICE inContact

If you need help escaping the monsters lurking in plain sight that want to spend your digital transformation strategy and change management, the eBook Change management blueprint for contact center digital transformation can make the process easier.

3 Elements to Consider When Selling CX to Your Boardroom

InMoment XI

Getting your C-suite onboard with customer experience (CX) programs can be a real challenge. If you’re reading this, chances are it’s the same story at your organization!

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2021 CX Trends Report

In this e-book, you’ll discover the origins of CX, the evolution into an actionable tool for customer feedback, and where the future of CX is moving towards.

Fall ‘21 Product Release—Deeper AI, Analytics, and CXM Integrations

Alida

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our Fall 2021 product release. Alida brings new capabilities in customer experience (CX), employee experience (EX), product experience (PX), and brand experience (BX).

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Consumer Habits: Aligning Restaurants with the ‘New Normal’

IntouchInsight

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, many of us will start turning to our favourite restaurants for some much needed comfort food. But what does the relationship between patrons and food establishments look like within the context of the 'new normal'?

The Difference Between Customer Interactions and Customer Experiences

InMoment XI

Recently, a client asked me what we at InMoment thought defines a “customer interaction,” as there had been some debate on the subject within his team. I pondered the subject and brought it back to my colleagues.

Service Is Not Servitude

Bill Quiseng

Several days ago, I was told that the counter person did not want to say, “How may I serve you?” “I’m I’m not a servant,” she said. She already had an attitude that disdained servitude. To her, servitude meant slavery, having no liberty to determine one’s own way of life.

Contact Center Digital Transformation – The Essential Stages for a Smooth and Successful Transition

Comm100

Today’s customers expect digital communication channels from the businesses that they connect with. It’s well documented that millennials hate phone calls , and to meet the needs of these customers, businesses are undergoing digital transformation to remain competitive.

Optimizing Your Customer Journey In 2021

You know it’s important to optimize your customer journey, but you’re not sure which part of that journey to focus on. Customer interactions across multiple touchpoints mean it can be tricky to isolate a specific part that’s going to deliver the best results for you - and your customers. Creating a strong customer experience is now one of the most important priorities businesses focus on. Don’t be left behind. Time to take a customer first approach & start looking at strategies you can implement to optimize your customer journey. Download the guide today!

Social customer service is key: Don’t leave your customers high and dry

NICE inContact

Would you ever get a retail or office space, hang a sign outside with your business's name on it… but then just leave it standing there, unstaffed for long periods of time? And the front door unlocked, no less? Customer Experience

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Uniphore Unveils the Industry’s Broadest and Most Comprehensive Conversational Automation Platform

Uniphore

Uniphore completes the acquisition of Jacada and rolls out a powerful platform that will transform the Customer Experience Market. PALO ALTO, Calif. , 2 1 , 2021 [12 AM PST, 3 AM EST ] – Uniphore announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Jacada and is unveiling the industry’s most compre he nsive p latform that will further enable enterprises to transform customer experiences.

How to Deliver Great SaaS Customer Support: Tips and Examples

Help Scout

SaaS customer support has a deeper impact on your business's key metrics than you might think. Here's why it’s important and how to do it well. Read the full article

How to Train your Employees to deal with Irrational Customer Rage

The DiJulius Group

It appears that customer rage is at an all-time high. There is an increasing number of stories of customers becoming unruly, disrespectful, displaying both verbal and physical abuse in certain industries such as airlines, hotels, and restaurants.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Engaging with International Students – Top Tips for Higher Education

Comm100

Engaging with students is difficult in higher education. Engaging with international students is even more difficult. Besides potential language barriers, institutions also need to be sensitive to cultural differences and customs.

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Customer satisfaction is the key to success and the contact center plays a vital role

NICE inContact

In 2021, customer satisfaction is the competitive battlefront. Businesses today face unprecedented amounts of competition as they try to differentiate themselves on the customer service experience. This is true even of niche businesses.

Dealing With Angry Customers: Be Sincere When You Apologize

Shep Hyken

“I’m sorry.” Customers love to hear those important words, especially when they are calling about a problem or have a complaint.

5 Ways to Increase Customer Loyalty

FiveStars

Loyal customers keep your revenue flowing. In fact, loyal customers spend 67 percent more than occasional customers, which is why focusing on repeat business is a necessity. But, how? The post 5 Ways to Increase Customer Loyalty appeared first on Fivestars Insights.

AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

Announcing Help Scout's 2021 Customer Service Awards

Help Scout

Check out the companies who are delivering exceptional customer experiences in B2B, B2C, and Ecommerce. Read the full article

The Role of Social Media in Higher Education – 5 Best Practices for Engagement

Comm100

Today’s students have grown up as digital natives, surrounded by technology and accustomed to the experience it provides. It should come as no surprise therefore, to hear that higher education institutions are looking to offer a digital-first approach to improve student engagement and experience.

ChurnZero Named Overall SaaS Category Winner in 2021 APPEALIE Awards

ChurnZero

2021 SaaS Awards Announced – APPEALIE Honors The Very Best In Software. APPEALIE has announced the winners of the 2021 SaaS Awards and ChurnZero is honored to be recognized for the fifth year in a row. 41 SaaS apps were recognized for their demonstrated excellence and customer outcomes.

5 Top Customer Service Articles of the Week 10-25-2021

Shep Hyken

Each week I read many customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. What Kind of CX Do Customers Really Want? by Eric Krapf. (No

The Art of Community: Higher Logic & Vanilla Forums Super Forum!

Speaker: Keynote Speaker, Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

In its 12th year? Super Forum is the largest and most comprehensive conference for executives, community managers, marketing, membership, and customer success professionals who want to connect, engage, and create better customer and member experiences. And this year, we’re going even bigger as we add Vanilla’s highly regarded Conversations conference into the mix. Register today!

What’s the Best Time to Send a Survey

ProProfs Chat

Ever wondered why some surveys succeed in getting the highest response rate while others often go unopened and unattended? No points for guessing the answer. While multiple factors impact the response rate, timing is one of the most important ones.

Terrifying Tales of Spooky Support

Help Scout

The relentless customer with suspiciously sharp teeth, and the disturbing silence of an empty inbox. Three support stories to scare any customer service professional this Halloween. Read the full article

Improving Student Engagement – Why Phone Support is Dead

Comm100

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, maintaining high levels of student engagement appeared to be a losing battle for many institutions.

Meet the Super Forum 2021 Award Winners!

Vanilla Forums

Each year, it’s a privilege to be able to recognize organizations for their innovation, persistence, and planning during the. Super Forum awards.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.